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The crust is earths skin and consists of solid rock

Restless, relentless and a blue that numbs

That is a distance im not willing to see

I pause with no limit to the scenery

It shrinks and shrivels

Piled up like cake, snow tree and mountain man

The humanesque disintegrates right before my bulging eye

The whistle from the top seems a treat

But not knowing seems more

The hike I never went on

Exhibition Opening: Thurs June 9th 6pm - 9pm

Exhibition Continues: 10th - 14th June 12pm - 5pm

by appointment only


BLOCK T, 8 Basin View, Dublin 8

BLOCK T is delighted to announce the upcoming exhibition 'The Hike I Never Went On', as part of BLOCK T's FUEL programme in collaboration with Fingal County Council Arts Office. This show is an exhibition of works by recent graduates Paddy Joe Rickard and Alex deRoeck and will be on display in BLOCK T's new home in Basin View, Dublin 8. 

FUEL is an integral part of BLOCK T's visual arts programme and consists of a series of events, awards and activities dedicated to emerging artists and recent graduates of the arts and creative industries. 

Paddy Joe Rickard

Recent exhibitions and awards include, unFold, Mart curated by Peter Prendergast (2015), IADT Graduate Exhibition, Dun Laoghaire (2015), The Beholders Share, IMMA (2015), Have a Nice Life, Helsinki (2014), An Awkward Encounter, Helsinki (2014). He was shortlisted for Talbot Gallery and Studios Most Promising Graduate Award 2015, Ormond Studio Graduate Residency Award 2015 and has recently been awarded with the Fingal Graduate Award 2015 in Partnership with BLOCK T.

Alex DeRoeck

Recent exhibitions and awards include GUMxRHA, RHA, Dublin, Ireland (2016) Transition, Spaarbank, Tilburg. NL Curated by Alexander j Croft (2016) Graduate Exhibition, National College of Art and Design. (2015) "because of the internet", Kunstpodium T, Tilburg, NL (2015). Fingal Arts Office Graduate Award with Block T, Shortlisted for The Talbot Galleries Most Promising Graduate Award, Collective Residency with GUM collective at RHA , Dublin. He was also selected to represent NCAD with 7 other artists at the Apprentice/Master project at Kunstpodium T, Tilburg, NL .

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